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ESL Part time Instructor

Application Window

Open date: March 16th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The American Language Center (International Program) at UCLA Extension offers high-quality English language training for professionals and university bound students. Applicants are invited to apply to teach a range of online synchronous and asynchronous courses as well as face-to-face courses.


  • Prepare and execute lesson plans in keeping with the course title and description, course objectives, and student learning outcomes of assigned courses.
  • Assess student characteristics, needs, interests, and learning styles and develop new course materials and activities in order to maximize the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Revise lessons to include information and topics which are current and relevant for international students. Update teaching methodology to reflect current technology and developments in second language teaching.
  • Hold conferences with students as needed to address individual needs.
  • Evaluate all students in courses assigned during the first few days of the program to determine that students are appropriately placed. Initiate class changes if students are not appropriately placed.
  • Assign homework regularly; correct it and return it promptly to the students.
  • Coordinate instruction and materials with other instructors.


  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • 3 years teaching experience in intensive English programs including college-based IEPs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a wide range of ESL levels and skills
  • Curriculum and materials development
  • Teaching writing and critical thinking for academic and professional purposes
  • Proficiency in the interactive use of instructional technology
  • Proficiency in teaching synchronous and asynchronous online courses
  • Familiarity with a Learning Management System (e.g. Canvas)
  • In addition to the above qualifications, the preferred candidate also has knowledge of or previous formal study of a second language and experience living or studying overseas.


  • Content-Based Instruction
  • English for Specific Purposes (e.g. Business, Law, Engineering, Medicine)
  • University preparation courses
  • Preparing students for TOEFL or IELTS; SAT, GRE, and/or GMAT
  • Project-based instruction
  • Experience teaching high-school students
  • Program coordination/administration
  • Language proficiency assessment, testing and test development
  • Active involvement in the field (TESOL, CATESOL)
  • Organizing extracurricular student activities


  1. Positions are contingent upon student enrollment, i.e., often not confirmed until close to program commencement. 2.. Assignments vary from 4 to 20 hours per week. While most courses are offered between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.(PST), some online courses are scheduled in shifts to accommodate a variety of time zones (e.g. before 9 am and between 4pm- 10 pm PST).


Upload letter of interest stating your availability for the specific program(s) and session(s) listed above, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation from previous teaching supervisors. Because Extension is a division within UCLA, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic
approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are “by agreement.” The instructor’s Contract outlines the deliverables for the course, he course schedule, and the compensation terms, subject to Extension policies and procedures. UCLA Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed Instructor Contract. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be canceled for any reason, the Instructor Contract, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided. Remuneration is
for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.

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"The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy”

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA